Having just returned from Prague for a few days I’ve been behind on some podcasts that I normally listen to, a small list of YouTube interviews had built up and I’ve been gradually working my way through them.
The one I want to highlight here is a podcast from the ‘Ask The Expert’ series featuring Jim Rogers with Craig Hemke on behalf of Sprott Money. At just under 2 minutes into it Mr Rogers said something that made me sit bolt upright.
“Historically, once the Fed raises interest rates 3 times, it usually means the stock market is going to have problem. If it doesn’t happen after 3 times, historically it’s always happened after 4 times. So we will have another interest rate hike and that may be the death knell for the stock market and maybe even for the economy.” – Jim Rogers
In the late in the 5th century BC, the government of ancient Rome came up with a new idea that has lasted for thousands of years.
I’m not talking about their roads, republican form of government, or water sanitation.
Their bold idea was to start paying retirement benefits to Roman soldiers.
This was a pretty big deal. In ancient times, you worked until you died. There was no such thing as retirement.
I heard yesterday that a famous anarchist had stated that he expected the Trump regime could conduct a false flag terror attack.
My first question was, “There’s a famous anarchist?”
It turns out that it was Noam Chomsky. And, no, he’s not an anarchist. He’s a big government communist.
Last week the American political establishment was shaken to its foundation when the Republican Party leadership withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) just before the vote was to be taken on the floor of the House of Representatives. Besides being a most unusual procedure, it exposed a fundamental split in the country,reflected not merely in Congress but within the Republican Party. GOP purists, represented by the House Freedom Caucus, demanded more significant roll backs in socialized medicine that were contained in the Ryan plan. Their refusal to back the plan, after years of promising complete repeal, doomed the bill.
Thanks to George W. Bush, the 4th Amendment is history. Among the casualty of Deep-State-related Presidents, spanning the past 24 years, the Constitution is on life-support.
America held out hope that Donald Trump would save Americans from the greedy and immoral, fascist corporations. It appears that the support that was promised to protect America from corporate interests was an empty campaign promise. To those who blindly support Trump, without condition, I say you are naive. IF TRUMP ALLOWS THE FOLLOWING LEGISLATION TO BECOME LAW, HE JUST TOLD YOU WHO HE IS GOING TO SUPPORT THROUGH THE LIFE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION.
Since we started talking with Martin Armstrong years ago, he’s been adamant in his belief that the stock market was heading higher. And he’s been right. Perhaps it hasn’t gone up as fast as he expected, but it has continued to make new highs. He’s not backing down now. Businesses and the wealthy are putting their money into the market because they’ve lost confidence in governments around the globe. They believe their capital is safer in the stock market than in government bonds, the Euro, European Banks and elsewhere. Governments are on a rampage against the populace. It’s all about survival. In their current configuration, they cannot survive. They’re in an unsustainable death spiral. But rather than admit that and restructure, they have gone the route of confiscation and authoritarianism. In the long run it won’t work, but for now they’ve got nothing to lose.
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Experts have touted the benefits of apple cider vinegar for years. While many health claims such as improved heart health and metabolism have been circulating the internet, OfftheGridNews.com has compiled five old-fashioned uses of the vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar’s long-forgotten benefits
Apple cider vinegar has gained greater popularity in both the medical and aesthetics community due in part to its apparent benefits. Apple cider vinegar has been linked to better blood sugar levels, improved detoxification, and free radical eradication. The vinegar has a long history of use before the advent of modern medicine. In this article, we will revisit some of the previously touted benefits of apple cider vinegar.
Are millions of Americans about to see the big, juicy pensions that they were counting on to fund their golden years go up in flames in the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history? When Bloomberg published an editorial entitled “Pension Crisis Too Big for Markets to Ignore“, it simply confirmed what a lot of people already knew to be true. Pension funds all over America are woefully underfunded, and they have been pouring mind boggling amounts of money into very risky investments such as Internet stocks and commercial mortgages. Just like with subprime mortgages in 2008, this is a crisis that everyone can see coming well in advance, and yet nothing is being done about it.
But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success. – Adolf Hitler
Propaganda, also known as “fake news,” has become the norm in mainstream media reporting. Somehow the idea of Russia hacking the DNC computers morphed into the generic, “Russia hacked the election.” Per Hitler’s formula, Hillary Clinton introduced the idea during one of the presidential debates and kept repeating it until the press seized it and ran all the way with to the end zone with “Trump is a Russian ally.” Now Congress is pre-occupied with the fraudulent charge that Russia is controlling U.S. politics. The whole spectacle is beyond idiotic.
Just how many banks are insolvent? Turns out, a lot! But elections are coming up.
For a country that is on the brink of a gargantuan public bailout of its toxic-loan riddled banking sector, or failing that, a full-blown financial crisis that could bring down the European financial system, things are eerily quiet in Italy these days. It’s almost as if the more serious the crisis gets, the less we hear about it — otherwise, investors and voters might get spooked. And elections are coming up.
But an article published in the financial section of Italian daily Il Sole lays out just how serious the situation has become. According to new research by Italian investment bank Mediobanca, 114 of the close to 500 banks in Italy have “Texas Ratios” of over 100%. The Texas Ratio, or TR, is calculated by dividing the total value of a bank’s non-performing loans by its tangible book value plus reserves — or as American money manager Steve Eisman put it, “all the bad stuff divided by the money you have to pay for all the bad stuff.”
Hillary Clinton is dying and Huma Abedin is planning her funeral, according to emails between the former presidential candidate and her top aide made public by Judicial Watch on Wednesday.
The emails also reveal that Hillary Clinton is demanding a full military funeral, involving a motorcade through Washington D.C. as part of a massive State-funded celebration of her life.